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This report could not have been done without the help and guidance of many people, and we are deeply grateful to all of you. First, and foremost, we thank our professor, Phillip Nyhus for, among so many other things, providing seeds of ideas and the combined nurturing and mentorship along the way that has allowed for the growth of this report. In addition to the following experts and Colby staff, we would like to thank our friends and family for their continued support throughout this process.

Colby Faculty and Staff

Philip Nyhus Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Manny Gimond GIS and Quantitative Analysis Specialist
Jason Parkhill Academic Information Technology Services
Beth Kopp Environmental Studies Coordinator
Russ Cole Chair, Environmental Studies Program
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Field Experts

George LaPointe Commissioner of the Maine Department of Marine Resources
Seth Barker Department of Marine Resources
Ted Ames Penobscot East Resource Center
Neal Allen Executive Director, Greater Portland Council of Governments
Sandy Amborn Intern, Sierra Club – Maine Chapter
Norm Anderson Environmental Health Consultant
Melissa Ann Boyd University of Southern Maine
Andy Burt Maine Council of Churches
Bob Clark Northern Maine Development Commission
Judy East Washington County Council of Governments
Justin Holmes MidCoast Council of Governments
Lana LaPlant-Ellis State Planning Office: Waste Management and Recycling Program
Steve Linnel Greater Portland Council of Governments
Tara Pierce University of New Hampshire
Joan Saxe Maine Partners for Cool Communities
Paul Schumacher Southern Maine Regional Planning Commission
Missie Stults ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability
Joanna Taatjes Bowdoin College
Jacomijn Gardei MOFGA Certification Services, LLC.
CR Lawn FedCo Seeds
Spencer Aitel Two Loons Farm; MOFGA Board Member
Sam Hayward Fore Street Restaurant; MOFGA Board Member
Tim Christensen Colby Biology Department; MOFGA Member
Heather Albert-Knopp College of the Atlantic Program Administrator; MOFGA Board Member
Emma Balazs Snakeroot Farm
Rachael Katz Smith Farm
Andy Smith Colby Organic Garden
Ben Hummel Colby Organic Garden
Joe Klaus Director Colby Dining Services
Jeff McCabe House Representative (D-Skowhegan)
Bob Batteese Department of Agriculture
Rick Kersbergen University of Maine Cooperative Extension
David Gulak Barrels Community Market
Stacy VanDeveer Department of Political Science, University of New Hampshire
Tim Vrabel Deputy Director, Efficiency Maine
Sheri Walsh Administrative Assistant, Hancock County Planning Commission
Ken Young Kennebec County Council of Governments
Tony Fletcher Maine Emergency Management Agency
Andrew Goode Atlantic Salmon Federation
Bob Houston Gulf of Maine Coastal Program
Chad P. Clark NextEra Energy Resource
Dana P. Murch Maine Department of Environment Protection

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